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Thread: Season 424 - ‘On The Spectrum’

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    Hello, Del! I had never heard of this song before this morning, nor had I ever heard of The Box Tops, who were first to record it. It has absolutely nothing to do with microwave ovens, but I think it fits the spirit of the week ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    gamma, gamma, gamma, gamma, gamma, chameleon...

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    Wins the week. But still bring entries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendulele View Post
    Wins the week. But still bring entries!
    Oh OK then, if I have to...a bit of Richard Thompson for you

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    Great theme!
    I'm setting off squarely in the visible light section of the electromagnetic spectrum with arguably the greatest ever pop song about spotlights...

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    An amalgam of Rev Gary Davis and Kelly joe Phelps in other words my own interpretation.
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    Holy cow. I’ve got some homework to do.
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    Interesting theme. Look forwards to finding something fun to play

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    Very interesting theme indeed! Thanks for hosting Del ~
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelGriff View Post


    All details in the vid - hopefully!

    And this might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum

    Have fun!

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    This is a song about a ham radio operator whose wife keeps talking to him when he's trying to contact someone on the radio. I thought about doing a song full of ham jargon for Yukio's season of different lingoes, but didn't. This one has quite a bit of jargon, so I put some explanations below the video.



    Q5 - fully audible and understandable
    QRM - man-made interference
    cluster - also DX cluster - a centralized station that provides info on frequencies and times of operation of distant (usually international) stations, accessible by radio and/or internet
    S9 - a very strong signal that registers at a 9 on the signal strength meter of a radio
    finals - where the transmission comes out of the amplifier on its way to the antenna
    split - transmitting and receiving on different frequencies
    band police - basically the ham radio equivalent of a troll
    QSO - often spoken simply as "cue-so," a successful communication
    shack - the room where the radio equipment is
    filter - a device that can somewhat help to cancel out harmful interference
    QRT - to close down the station; to go off the air
    log - a list of all successful QSOs, listing frequences used, time in UTC, station call signs, mode of communication, and any other important information
    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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